Message from CCT Chief Executive

Land West of Stonehouse planning application

The following statement has been issued by Ken Burgin and is endorsed by CCT Chairman Jack Telling.

A planning application for 1,350 houses and 9.3 hectares of business-industrial-warehousing land in Eastington/Stonehouse has recently been submitted to Stroud District Council.

Click here to go to the planning applications search page on the Stroud District Council website. 

Next, copy the reference S.14/0810/OUT into the search box at the bottom.

You can then open up the details at the bottom by clicking on the small box with a "+" in it to gain access the plans and documentation and to submit an on-line comment.

This very large development is close to, but not right up against, the canal in the Phase 1B length. Such large developments usually provide a substantial financial contribution in the £ millions into the locality through Section 106 planning agreements (S.106).

The Cotswold Canals Trust is not proposing to take a view as to whether the proposed development is a good idea or not (individual members will have their own and potentially differing views).

However, if it goes ahead, we think that the canal project should receive a very large S.106 contribution in recognition of its value as a recreational and green commuting corridor for the future residents and users of this development.

Such a contribution could be key to the Trust finding enough matched funding to enable Phase 1B to go ahead.

We would therefore encourage you to object because the application does not provide a substantial S.106 financial contribution towards the canal project.

Even if you decide you want to object to the whole thing, you may still wish to make the point that there should be a contribution towards the canal were it to be approved.

Objections can be in writing to Stroud District Council:

Planning Department,
Stroud District Council
Ebley Mill
Ebley Wharf
Stroud
GL5 4UB

Or, click here to go back to the planning applications search page
Insert the same reference number and then follow the 'Submit a comment' tab.

Alternatively click here to email SDC Planning Department.

Closing date is 28th April.